Artists on Artists

February 7 through July 29, 2012
Ripin Print Gallery

For nearly as long as artists have been making art, they have also appeared as its subject. Featuring more than 150 works culled from the AMAM collection spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries, Artists on Artists considers the theme of the artist as portrayed by the artist. The exhibition includes prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by figures such as Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Edward Steichen, and Andy Warhol. Artists appear as protagonists in three pictorial forms: portraits, self-portraits, and copies or appropriations of other artists’ work. These genres all explore the role of the artist, and by extension reflect each creator and his or her own status.

Organized by Denise Birkhofer, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Red Grooms (American, b. 1937)
Delacroix, from the series Nineteenth-Century Artists, 1976
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
Special Acquisitions Fund (through friends of John N. Stern in honor of his birthday)